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    5 Weeks
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    1–3 hours per week
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CARE Introduction to Caregiving for Older Adults

About this course

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This course covers the basics of what makes a great caregiver. Understanding that both adapting a caregiving mindset and practicing regular safety routines are necessary for providing great care.

This four-part, self-paced course will introduce the role, practices, and culture of caregiving. It will also introduce the importance of preparation, cleanliness, and common safety practices that should be observed before providing care, especially in sensitive and intimate practices like bathing, showering, or using toileting facilities.

What you'll learn

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  • The mindset of a caregiver
  • Precuations for Safe Personal Care
  • Assisting with Bathing and Showering
  • Assisting with Use of Bathroom or Toilet Facilities

Meet your instructors

Susanne Guidetti
Senior lecturer, International coordinator, Director of Doctoral programme in health care science, Division of Occupational Therapy, Department of Neurobiology, Care Sciences and Society (NVS)
KIx: Karolinska Institutet
Laurie Owen
Learning and Development Manager
Home Instead Senior Care, USA
Anneliese Lilienthal
CARE Course Manager & Producer, Unit for Bioentrepreneurship, Dept. of Learning, Informatics, Management and Ethics (LIME)
KIx: Karolinska Institutet

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This course is developed through CARE (https://care-campus.eu) - a unique partnership of academic institutions, companies and governmental agencies that monitor the needs, support, and quality of care necessary to provide their citizens.

This course focuses on carers across Europe, and has been supported by EIT Health, which promotes healthy living, active ageing and improvements in healthcare. More information on the courses, work and resources can be found at https://care-campus.eu